A negative fact that Nadal did not know for 18 years

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Rafa Nadal explained that he played the US Open hurt, that he had another muscle tear in the abdominal area, repeating the incident at Wimbledon, that he had to leave before playing in the semifinals because he had no choice to compete.

In New York, she changed her serve to minimize the effects of the illness, losing in the round of 16 to Frances Tiafoe 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Little did I know then that this was the first of three consecutive losses against American players.

He reappeared in Paris-Bercy, recovering from injury and after becoming a father, losing to Tommy Paul 3-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-1.

He repeated against Taylor Fritz, 7-6 (3) and 6-1, in the premiere of the ATP Finals in Turin.

“I need more victories to improve and this is not the best tournament for it,” he said in the Italian city. It was in Paris that he was stressed that he will not be in the best conditions, that he needs more games to recover his rhythm, to be able to face the toughest rivals.

Nadal has not lost three straight matches in as many consecutive tournaments since 2004, eighteen years ago. He did not break into the elite until the spring of 2005, at the age of 18.

The last time there were three losses in a row was in 2019. There were four, one in Paris-Bercy against Novak Djokovic but another three at the same event, the ATP Finals, in London against Robin Soderling, Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic.

His last victory came on Sunday, September 4, against Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the third round of the US Open, by 6-0, 6-1 and 7-5.

He will look for a new one this Tuesday against Felix Auger-Aliassime, at 2:00 pm, and/or against Casper Ruud on Thursday, at a time to be decided.

Source: La Verdad

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